Brown v. Goodwin et al

Filing 18

ORDER AND REASONS denying 17 Motion to Add Exhibits to the Record. Signed by Magistrate Judge Karen Wells Roby. (tm)

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF LOUISIANA ERIC BROWN CIVIL ACTION VERSUS NO. 16-15717 WARDEN JERRY GOODWIN SECTION “F”(4) ORDER AND REASONS The petitioner, Eric Brown, filed a Motion to Add Exhibits to the Record (Rec. Doc. No. 17) seeking leave to file copies of various documents he has gathered that he believes are relevant to his federal habeas corpus petition. However, the documents are not relevant to this Court’s resolution of his petition by this Court. Brown has already burdened the record with several sets of documents which were improvidently filed by the clerk without the required leave of court as supplements to his petition. The Court will not allow Brown to use the record as a running diatribe about the ongoing state proceedings. Brown is advised that the Court’s review will be guided by the certified copy of the state court record and is limited to those exhibits and pleadings that were before the state courts in addressing his claims on the merits. See Cullen v. Pinholster, 563 U.S. 170, 185 (2011); Blue v. Thaler, 665 F.3d 647, 656 (5th Cir. 2011). Accordingly, IT IS ORDERED that Brown’s Motion to Add Exhibits to the Record (Rec. Doc. No. 17) is DENIED. New Orleans, Louisiana, this 27th day of July, 2017. ____________________________________________ KAREN WELLS ROBY CHIEF UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE

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